North Loop Community Organics Recycling

North Loop Community Organics Recycling

Thank you for your interest in the Community Organics Recycling Drop-Off program sponsored by the North Loop Neighborhood Association.   This provides another organics recycling option if your residential building doesn’t offer it.  Now we can all reduce waste and help the environment!

What is Community Organics Recycling & How does it work?

  • Collect food scraps and other compostable materials around your home
  • Bring it to one of the two North Loop drop-off sites
  • The City of Minneapolis picks up the organics material weekly and delivers it to an industrial compost site
  • The organics material is recycled into compost, a nutrient-rich soil like material, to be used in gardens, landscaping and City projects

Why is it Important?

  • Best opportunity to reduce our trash; studies show about 1/3 of our trash is organics material
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions; organic material decomposing in landfills generates methane
  • Improves soil and protects the environment; reduces need for fertilizers and pesticides plus helps with erosion
  • Supports a local economy; Minnesota composting industry supports 700 jobs and produces $148 MM annually in gross economic activity

How do I get started?

See more helpful links in the Resources section of our website, under the Environment tab.

Where are North Loop Drop-off Sites?

  • Colonial Warehouse
    212 3rd Ave N
    (Behind MartinPatrick3)
  • 7th Avenue Parking Lot
    246 7th Ave N
    (Behind Freehouse & Loose-Wiles Building)

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